Occupational health and safety (OH&S) management relates to the risks faced by any undertaking in terms of ensuring a safe working environment. It is to the long-term detriment of the profitability of any enterprise, and harms the overall satisfaction of its stakeholders, to ignore such risks or merely comply superficially to legal requirements.

Inderdaad is baie van ons personeel Afrikaanssprekend en ons bedien u graag in Afrikaans.
Ons poog ook om kliënte in ander landstale te bedien waar moontlik.

Beehive OH&S serves most of our clients in English or Afrikaans, but where possible we also serve clients in other official South African languages.

The reason for our work

Crisis situations that affect health and safety in the workplace can occur at any time.  Managing an enterprise in such a situation means that there should be a strategy that can be followed efficiently.

All employers are legally responsible for their employees’ safety—irrespective of the industry or economic sector in which they are active.

Employers can be prosecuted both civilly and criminally—and both as a business and in their personal capacity—if the relevant OH&S measures are not in place. This could happen in addition to fines, non-payment of insurance claims and, in extreme cases, a business’ closure until it is in full compliance with the law.

Who do we serve?

Beehive OH&S provides services to organisations in various sectors of the economy.  Currently we concentrate on areas where there are major occupational health and safety management needs, such as the retail, agricultural and educational sectors, but we are constantly adding to the sectors that we serve.  Through our comprehensive risk assessment guidance, we ensure that the specific and unique operations of our clients are covered. 

We provide our services in all parts of the country and the Beehive team supports our clients via electronic means and also personally throughout the country.

Our commitment

Beehive OH&S is committed to enhancing occupational health and safety in the workplace in South Africa. Compliance with the South African Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993 and other relevant regulations is a requirement for local organisations.

Our main aim is to ensure that our clients have appropriate OH&S management plans in place for their specific operations. Because of the importance off a safe and healthy work environment for their staff and visitors, our clients therefore rely on our applicable strengths and skills.

Advantages

Some of the factors that make effective OH&S management important are:

Business considerations: Compliance amplifies overall public image and reduces risks of insurance claims caused by non-compliance.

Quality training and skills development: A well-planned OH&S programme and training contribute to skills development and increased workplace productivity.

Bottom line: Profitability is affected by occupational health and safety. A well-managed OH&S programme contributes to reducing business costs and disruption.

Human resources management: Staff morale and motivation improve when effective OH&S programmes are in place. Organisations that have well-functioning OH&S systems experience lower staff turnover.

Legal considerations: Reduced risks of fines and criminal prosecution or insurance claim litigation.

Marketing: Effective OHS programmes help to make a business a more attractive investment and business partner. The reputational effects of excellent OH&S programmes affect all stakeholders.

Consumer-related issues: In addition to the safety of its own staff – which has in itself major positive consumer-related implications – effective OH&S management enhances the image of an undertaking. If it looks after the safety of consumers and users of its  premises, many nightmare scenarios may be avoided.